Check out Crossroads Blues by Adam Gussow on Amazon Music. Stream ad-free or purchase CD’s and MP3s now on Author Adam Gussow is a blues harmonica player who formed Satan & Adam duo with Sterling “Mister Satan” Magee, who played guitar and. Gina Mahalek talks to Adam Gussow, Author of Beyond the Crossroads, about Sterling Magee, the blues tradition and folklore in the American.

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Currently an associate professor of English and southern studies at the University of Mississippi, Gussow also teaches harmonica and pairs with guitarist Alan Gross in the Blues Doctors duo. He’s changed up the harp; instead of playing it in second position cross harphe’s moved to third position, giving it a minor feel: But the devil image also enabled the musicians to boast of their own power, sexuality, and freedom in a way that escaped crkssroadsblues.

Adam Gussow – Beyond The Crossroads | Book Review – Blues Blast Magazine

Readers will be compelled to revisit some classic tunes to hear the songs with fresh ears, ready to garner new meanings based on the many forms of the devil illuminated in this work. Within two weeks, in mid-Junea fine Swedish player named Hakan Ehn had uploaded the following. It’s been a long time in coming!

Money that was spent carousing on Friday and Guesow nights was money that would not find its way into the collection plate on Sunday morning. AG books Mister Gussoq Apprentice. Here’s a live version from a solo concert I did in San Jose, California in Here’s crissroadsblues music video of one cut from the album, “Crossroads Blues,” that my producer Bryan W. It’s scary how quickly and far ideas travel in cyberspace!: Previous Post Previous Issue 51 December 21, Please follow and like us: The focus then shifted to the guitar players once that instrument began to gain prominence.


To purchase a CD which I ship to you in real timeplease hit one of the following links. AG books Mister Satan’s Apprentice. To purchase as a download on Amazon, click the following icon: Those fruitful years serving as Mr.

Kick and Stomp showcases his talents as a modern virtuoso, a player American Harmonica Newsletter praised for exhibiting the sort of “[t]echnical mastery and innovative brilliance that comes along…once in a generation. Gussow for attempting to get us out of our blues comfort zones, and for providing readers with well-researched concepts that invite us to do more than just listen to the music.

I’d purchased my own set of foot drums in early June ; about a year later I went into the studio and recorded the version of “Crossroads Blues” that sits at the top of this page. My debut music video, a one-man-band version of “Crossroads Blues” released inhas been remixed, remade, and re-attempted by a few people over the years.


Kick and Stomp showcases Gussow in an unexpected but logical setting: One month later he uploaded the following version. Finally, he looks at guesow successful branding of the Crossroads theme by the city of Clarksdale in a concerted effort to establish the area as the center of blues tourism in the Mississippi Delta region.

I’ll always be thankful to Hakan for that. Liner notes included in the big zip file! The pastors turned to fire and brimstone, calling out the devil lurking in hussow music, hoping to save souls and their financial future. Satan and furious the raging lower-register groove of Kick And Stompdepending on the mood of each song….

Adam Gussow – Beyond The Crossroads | Book Review

Hakan has gone on to become one of the most creative and prolific blues harmonica video creators on YouTube. Here’s what Roger Gatchet of Living Blues had to say in his review of the album: It would be fair to say that I was scared by how quickly he was moving on the song! The two have been playing together since the mids….

Kick and Stomp MP3. The final section will certainly generate plenty of discussion.